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In these incredibly difficult days for much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Egypt, it can be difficult to find the faith and hope we need to carry on.
Egyptian has been asked to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of Egypt’s Coptic Christians after unprecedented sectarian violence across the country.
There must be a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week, say critics.
The World Association for Christian Communication has condemned violence on all sides in Egypt and urged media to play a positive role.
The president of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK and Ireland has expressed deep concern over the escalation of violence in Egypt.
There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, says Amnesty International.
World Council of Churches General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has called for prayers for healing, justice and peace for all Egyptians.
Concern is increasing over the plight of Egypt's Christians and other minorities, as church burnings, hate speech and killings continue.
The government has said it is deeply concerned at events in Cairo, but it has still failed to announce an embargo on arms sales to Egypt.
The UN Secretary-General has condemned in the strongest terms the violence that occurred today in Cairo and urged Egyptians to focus on promoting reconciliation.